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School/CompanyWU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Job TitleFull Professor of International Business with special focus on SME Internationalization
AddressWelthandelsplatz 1
Job categoryAcademic
Career levelProfessor
Desired education levelDoctorate or PhD
Job typeFull-Time
Job description

Full Professor of International Business with special focus on SME Internationalization
( 2018-08)

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is currently inviting applications for the position of a Full Professor[1] of International Business with special focus on SME internationalization at the Department of Global Business and Trade.

The successful candidate will enrich or extend the profile of the Department of Global Business and Trade in the field of corporate internationalization, with special consideration of export-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The successful candidate will continue to develop the Department’s contacts to internationalizing SMEs and coordinate teaching SME Internationalization at the bachelor’s level as a new English-language track in the specialization “International Business”. International risk management will be part of this specialization. At the master’s level, teaching activities will include the mixed English/German-language master’s program “Export- und Internationalisierungsmanagement.”

The successful candidate is expected to have established an international reputation as a researcher in his/her field and to have an outstanding publication record.

Required skills and qualifications: a) a solid academic qualification (e.g. PhD, habilitation) in the field of International or Strategic Management or a related area; b) an outstanding international reputation in high quality scholarship in the area of International Business including the internationalization of SMEs commensurate with academic age, especially by having demonstrated the ability to publish in top-tier journals of the field; c) excellent teaching qualifications at undergraduate and graduate level as well as in executive teaching; d) proven international experience; e) a strong record in attracting research funding; f) leadership qualities; g) gender mainstreaming skills.

The successful candidate will participate in teaching programs at all levels (bachelor, MSc, doctorate and executive education) and we expect the new professor to take an active role in the ongoing development of the academic programs. Teaching experience in English and language proficiency in German are required.

The new professor is expected to take an active role in the University’s self-governance.

For details of the position, please contact Professor Dr. Jan Hendrik Fisch, Chair, Department of Global Business and Trade, by phone: ++43-1-31336-5121, or email:

Candidates should send their applications (in English) and all documents relevant to the criteria in the call for applications to the Rector of WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Professor Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna. Electronic applications can be sent to Please quote the reference no. given above when submitting your application. Applications must be submitted by January 16th, 2019.

WU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion. WU seeks to increase the number of its female faculty members and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualification, female candidates will be given preference. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply and will be supported during each stage of the employment cycle. WU has established an Equal Opportunities Working Group, which is involved in all selection proceedings pursuant to § 42 of the 2002 Universities Act.

WU has been awarded the “University and Family Audit” and assists dual career couples. For further details, please see


[1] employed under salary group A 1 pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Employees [Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten], minimum gross yearly salary: € 70,071.40 ; the actual annual gross salary is subject to negotiation

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Expiry date2019/01/16